From Kate Moss to Chloë Sevigny, the little leather jacket is the go-to cover up for all our favourite fashion rule breakers. And who could question the appeal? Tough, sleek and the falling on just the right side of rebellious, these glossy little jackets can provide the perfect finishing touch to absolutely any look, ranging from casual jeans and Converse to the girly and even the glamourous realms of the ballroom. And it doesn't stop there! Leather has been reigning supreme on the catwalks in every imaginable style and form, from Alexander Wang's leather pants that call to mind the skintight glamour of Grease to Maje's futuristic leather dress. Yes, it's true, leather is a must-have addition to any Fashionista's wardrobe, regardless of the season. But this summer, it is undoubtedly the little leather jacket that offers an easy solution to both dressing up any look and keeping any sudden chills at bay.
This Fashionista really makes the most of leather's all-weather, all-occasion versatility, casually throwing her jacket on over a cute ditzy floral print mini dress and stompy boots. Recalling the boho chic aesthetic of Sienna Miller, I love this Fashionista's perfect juxtaposition of the feminine and the tough, kept interesting with its monochrome palette. Black and white dresses with subtle prints, such as this starry version, are perfect for rocking an understated brand of edgy femininity ideal for summers in the city, which this Fashionista gives a laid back, youthful edge to by adding some loveworn leather ankle boots and shades.
Which brings me on to this Fashionista's fabulous accessories that tap nicely into the summer's trend for global traveller-inspired touches. A vintage look fringed suede satchel and wrists laded with adorable trinkets that look like they've been picked up from far flung destinations inject a touch of sunshine into the monochrome ensemble, suggesting the ultimate in laid back charm and juxtaposing brilliantly with the slick toughness of the leather jacket.
Hint: Leather jackets are perfect for adding just the right dosage of rock and roll to even the girliest of looks. But keep it chic by sticking with dark or neutral coloured leathers rather than attempting to make any bright, bold statements. Alongside the classic black version, pretty nude, glossy chocolate and smoky grey hues all add edge without losing elegance!